SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalised groups and stakeholder accountability.
Supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) and in partnership with the Wageningen Centre for Development and Innovation (WCDI), SNV’s Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) aims to improve nutrition outcomes through adoption of agro-biodiversity and improved dietary diversity and hygiene practices at intra-household level. The first phase of SN4A was implemented in four districts in Uganda and Zambia, reaching 4,900 households in Isoka and Chinsali in Zambia and 12,310 households in Kasese and Kyenjojo in Uganda. Phase 1 was successful in increasing both the average dietary diversity score (DDS) for infants 6-23 months and minimum dietary diversity for women of reproductive age (WRA) in the 4 targeted districts. SN4A phase 2 has scaled to two additional districts, Kasama in Zambia and Kakumiro in Uganda. The goal of the second phase is to ascertain the impact of this programme on nutritional outcomes, i.e. chronic malnutrition. SN4A addresses four critical pillars simultaneously- demand creation through triggering; social and behaviour change communication, nutrition sensitive agriculture and governance. More information is available at https://snv.org/project/sustainable-nutrition-all-uganda-and-zambia-sn4a-ii
Please note that discussions are underway with SDC to do a costed extension of the programme in response to the COVID-19 impact. The proposal is to extend the current phase (due to end in December 2020) to August 2021.
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